It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Robert Kinch, Professor Emeritus of McGill, at the Royal Victoria Hospital on Friday, July 22, 2011, at the age of 91. Dr. Kinch’s long association with McGill began in 1968, when he was appointed Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He later went on to become Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Montreal General and the Royal Victoria Hospitals. He was appointed Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1979 and Professor Emeritus in 1986.
In 1998, Dr. Kinch returned to the Department to teach residents and medical students, and soon after, the Robert Kinch Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology was created. He will be best remembered at McGill for the remarkable legacy he has left in academic medicine. A beloved mentor and teacher, he taught up to the age of 86 and launched generations of medical students, residents and fellows into the field of obstetrics and gynecology. He was recognized for this achievement by being awarded the prestigious Osler Teaching Award in 2002. More information ►